The Shark’s Eye / El Ojo del Tiburon

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This is a film about Maicol and Bryan, two friends in an isolated village on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. This summer will mark the end of their childhood and an abrupt journey into adulthood as they start to work in the shark hunting trade. But the trade is disappearing along with the species and the town is short in options, so many of the shark hunters are becoming drug smugglers. Which way will the boys choose ? Bryan and Maicol wander around and explore their world. There is the sea, the jungle and maybe a girl. And there is also a crew with a camera. So, a film is born.

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Details

Country of Production
Spain, Argentina, Costa Rica

Year of Production
2012

Format
HDCam, DCP, DigiBeta Pal

Length
93 min

Director
Alejo Hoijman

Production
Astronauta Producciones in co-production with Gema Films in association with Arco Arte Producciones

Original Language
Spanish

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Rome IFF 2012 (ENEL CUORE FOR SOCIAL CINEMA AWARD)
Mar del Plata IFF 2012
Cartagena IFF 2013 (BEST DIRECTOR AWARD)
Guadalajara IFF 2013
Cinéma du Réel Paris 2013
It's All True IDF 2013
Open City Docs FF London 2013
Vancouver Latin FF 2013
FIDBA Buenos Aires 2013 (Award for Best Feature-length Film in the Argentinean Competition)